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    how do I remove grey boxes under text of desktop icons?

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    Welcome to the Lounge!

    Right-click the My Computer icon on your desktop.
    Select Properties from the popup menu.
    Activate the Advanced tab.
    Click the Settings button in the Performance section.
    The check box "Use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop" controls the way the text under desktop icons is displayed:
    - If ticked, the text will have drop shadows on a transparent background.
    - If clear, there will be boxes around the text in the color of your desktop.

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    [quote name='Nate' post='788449' date='11-Aug-2009 17:02']how do I remove grey boxes under text of desktop icons?[/quote]
    Hello, and Welcome to Woody's Lounge!

    Try the following:
    • Hold down the Windows key (probably between Ctrl and Alt) and press the Pause/Break key. You should get the System Properties window
    • Click on the Advanced tab
    • Click on the Performance Settings button
    • Scroll down the list of options until you find the one saying "Use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop" (second from bottom)
    • Cick on the box in front of it, to remove the tick
    • Observe the captions under the desktop icons when you click on the Apply button
    • Click on all two OK buttons to get back to where you were
    Hope that does it for you!

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    [quote name='BATcher' post='788457' date='11-Aug-2009 12:49']GROAN - beaten...[/quote]
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    [quote name='viking33' post='788469' date='11-Aug-2009 14:08']Hans is fast as lightning....quicker than mercury.....faster than a speeding bullet. [/quote]
    AND, able to leap tall buildings with a single bicycle !!!


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